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for the obama administration. sources tell cnn that president obama is likely to nominate chuck hagel as deference secretary next week. hagel is a former republican senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. republican critics have noted that hagel has opposed sanctions against iran and the surge of troops in iraq under the bush administration. he would replace secretary leon panetta. >>> lance armstrong's fall from grace continues. "new york times" reports that he's contemplating publicly admitting that he did dope. sources tell the paper he's considering an admission because he wants to persuade anti-doping officials to get back into cycling. armstro armstrong's attorney tells cnn that his client is not in talks with the u.s. or world doping agencies. throughout the years, armstrong has repeatedly and strongly denied that he used banned performance- performance-enhancing drugs. >>> it's a new year and have some new -- i have some new numbers to share with you now. december's unemployment rate first at 7.8%. another number, 155,000, that's the number of jobs added in december, adding
. the question is do we fight or do we knuckle under? >> reporter: president obama says he wants action on gun legislation this year. he's asked vice president biden to lead a task force to come up with recommendations on gun policy. they are expected this month. athena jones, cnn, washington. >> president obama is headed back to washington today ending his hawaiian vacation. there's a lot on the agenda once he gets back, including a meeting with the president of afghanistan this week. he's also expected to announce a new secretary of defense, likely former senator chuck hagel. he also has to prepare for his second inauguration. here's the president getting hit in the face with a wave during his vacation. hopefully the holiday with the first family had a few calmer moments than that one. well, the president's not the only one going back to d.c. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected back at work this week. she's been out of office since suffering a nasty fall last month which resulted in a concussion. doctors later found a blood clot in her head. one of the first things on her agenda w
that president obama is likely to nominate republican chuck hagel as defense secretary next week. hagel is a former senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. the president has called hagel a patriot who is doing an outstanding job as a member of the white house intelligence advisory board. but critics have noted that hagel has opposed sanctions against iran and the surge of troops in iraq under the bush administration. >> venezuelan officials say president hugo chavez has a severe lung infection and is, quote, fighting for his health right now. despite rumors the 58-year-old won't be able to be inaugurated to his fourth term next week, vice president nicholas medoro says his runningmate can always take the oath at a later time. >>> and take a look at this. this is the picture that was posted to facebook and appears to be a passenger restrained with duck tape and zip ties. it's from an iceland air flight. the airline says a disruptive male passenger on a flight to new york was hitting, screaming, and spitting at other passengers all while yelling profanities. when the flight landed in n
. >>> now the next step in president obama's big cabinet shakeup. sources tell cnn that the president is likely to nominate republican chuck hagel as defense secretary next week. hagel is a former republican senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. the president explained why he is behind hagel on "meet the press." >> disqualify him -- >> not that i see. i'm served with chuck hagel. i know him. he's a patriot. he is somebody who has done extraordinary work both in the united states senate, somebody who served this country with valor in vietnam. and is somebody who's currently serving on my intelligence advisory board and doing an outstanding job. so i haven't made a decision on this. with respect to the particular comment that you quoted. he apologized for it. >> the president is referring to anti-gay remarks hagel made in the past. remarks that this ad in "the new york times" points out. the ad from the log cabin republicans mentions other criticisms of hagel. he has opposed sanctions again iran. and some say that he's been less than emphatic about his support for israel. >>> we sa
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